Rare Books

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Rare Books

12:00PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art and Object is privileged to offer at its next rare book auction works from the library of book artist Elizabeth Steiner, founder of the Steiner Press, Auckland 1992-2008. Elizabeth has been creating books since 1992 and, during this time, has crafted a beautiful series of internationally recognized art bindings. As well as her own works, the collection also includes art books from other international book artists, Claire Van Vliet of Janus Press, Tara McLeod of Pear Tree Press, Audrey Holden, Andrew Miller-Brown, Susan Johanknecht, Barbara Luck, Judy Sgastas and others.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase works no longer available by world-renowned book artists.

The sale will also feature rare New Zealand books & documents, including a first edition of W.L. Buller’s, ‘A History of the birds of New Zealand’ with a manuscript letter by Buller. A cancelled South Island Land grant dated 1839 signed with the Moko of New Zealand Chiefs. Unpublished manuscript poem by James K. Baxter and inscribed books by Janet Frame. A collection of books, exhibition catalogues and brochures regarding the works of Bill Culbert [1935-2019], many inscribed by Bill Colbert to Peter Fay.

Entries for this sale are now invited.

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